Author of The Keatyn Chronicles series
Today I'm spotlighting Jillian Dodd! It was my first time meeting this author and it was a lovely experience to chat with her and ask her my questions. So here they are:
#1 - As readers we get very attached to characters so it’s sad when we finish their stories. Now, I can imagine that for a writer it is even harder to finish writing a story knowing that’s the end for the characters. How do you transition from finishing a novel/series to starting a new one?
Jillian feels that when she gives her characters their happy ending it's easier for her to let them go when their stories are finished. By leaving them in a happy/good place it's not difficult for her to transition to writing new stories. Moreover, she says that if her readers and herself have a really hard time of saying goodbye to some of her characters she can always bring them back in a novella and that idea gives her comfort.
#2 - One popular component in romance books is sex scenes so I wonder… When writing, how do you decide how much sex to put in your stories? Or do you mostly follow your genre (YA, NA, Erotic Romance, Erotica, etc.)?
Jillian's books mostly fall under the Young Adult genre; therefore, her stories don't have detailed sex scenes in them. She likes her stories to reflect more of the feelings of her characters and the message behind their stories. So her main focus is detailing that more than anything else.
#3 - Do you consider yourself a romance genre writer or a writer who uses love stories to explore a wide range of themes?
Jillian likes romance so she considers herself a Young Adult Romance genre writer at heart.
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